July 2018...Barbara Gottlieb, now 69 years young, was given the devastating diagnosis of having ALS.
Leading up to this terrible news, she started showing signs in 2016. Weakness in her legs, tripping easily, difficulty walking. After surgery on her back and countless tests to rule everything out, our worst fears were confirmed. ALS.
Sad, scared and angry are just a few of the emotions she and her family feels on a consistent basis. Her ability to move is extremely limited now. But despite it all, Barbara stays positive.
The money that is raised through the ALS foundation has been crucial to our family and to everyone with ALS. Please, consider joining our team to help us reach our goal. Even the smallest amount helps. And please, pray for Barbara and her family and that a cure will someday soon be found.
WHY WE NEED YOUR HELP
Every 90minutes a person in this country is diagnosed with ALS and every 90 minutes another person will lose their battle against this disease. ALS occurs throughout the world with no racial, ethnic, or socioeconomic boundaries.
That’s why we're participating in the Walk to Defeat ALS. To bring hope. To raise awareness. To provide resources and services to families free of charge. To help unlock the mystery of ALS and find the key to treatments for a cure. Will you join us?
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive, fatal neuromuscular disease that slowly robs the body of its ability to walk, speak, swallow and breathe. The life expectancy of a person with ALS averages 2 to 5 years from the time of diagnosis.
ALS can strike anyone. Presently there is no known cause of the disease, yet it still costs loved ones an average of $250,000 a year to provide the care for people living with ALS and for what their families need. Join the movement to provide help and hope today!